The term ‘rescue dog’ is often used to describe any dog that comes from a shelter, but actually refers to a doggo that comes from an animal rescue. Generally speaking, an animal rescue is a private organization that takes in abused, neglected, or homeless pups, then fosters them before placing them in a furever home. Bringing home a rescue dog can be an incredibly rewarding experience. You get to provide a safe loving home to a furry friend that has seen their fair share of ups and downs. Keep reading to find out what you can expect when adopting a rescue dog.